The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 524 518 478
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -40
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 89 71 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.02% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £388 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 85 £394 -1.62% 10
London +23 37 £425 -5.55% 3
West Midlands 0 15 £380 -9.52% 1
South East -13 13 £475 +18.75% 6
City of London +1 9 £500 +25.78% 2
East of England +3 8 £313 -21.87%
Shropshire -1 7 £313 -25.59%
Surrey - 7 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £314 -
Telford -2 6 - -
Yorkshire -32 6 £401 -
West Yorkshire -9 5 - -
Cambridge - 4 £314 -
Berkshire -2 3 £275 - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Birmingham -6 2 £380 -15.55%
Leeds -9 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
Banbury - 2 £438 -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
North West - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
South West +9 1 £600 -
Wiltshire +4 1 £600 -
North Yorkshire -16 1 £401 -
York -17 1 £401 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 233 (100.00%) F5
2 209 (89.70%) Cisco
3 198 (84.98%) Firewall
4 181 (77.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 154 (66.09%) CheckPoint
6 149 (63.95%) Cisco Certification
7 125 (53.65%) Cisco ASA
8 117 (50.21%) DNS
9 114 (48.93%) CCNP
9 114 (48.93%) Blue Coat
10 113 (48.50%) Juniper
11 103 (44.21%) OSPF
12 100 (42.92%) BIG-IP
13 99 (42.49%) Load Balancing
14 98 (42.06%) DHCP
15 92 (39.48%) Network Security
16 90 (38.63%) Cisco IOS
17 88 (37.77%) BGP
18 76 (32.62%) VMware
19 69 (29.61%) CCSE
20 66 (28.33%) Infoblox
21 64 (27.47%) Citrix
22 62 (26.61%) Cisco Nexus
23 61 (26.18%) SolarWinds
24 60 (25.75%) NetScreen
25 57 (24.46%) ITIL
26 56 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 54 (23.18%) E-Commerce
28 50 (21.46%) Finance
28 50 (21.46%) Data Centre

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (9.44%) RMDS
2 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.86%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 198 (84.98%) Firewall
2 181 (77.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 125 (53.65%) Cisco ASA
4 117 (50.21%) DNS
5 103 (44.21%) OSPF
6 100 (42.92%) BIG-IP
7 98 (42.06%) DHCP
8 92 (39.48%) Network Security
9 90 (38.63%) Cisco IOS
10 88 (37.77%) BGP
11 62 (26.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 60 (25.75%) NetScreen
13 48 (20.60%) TCP/IP
14 47 (20.17%) DMVPN
15 40 (17.17%) WAN
16 39 (16.74%) VPN
16 39 (16.74%) MPLS
17 38 (16.31%) VoIP
18 36 (15.45%) Wireless
18 36 (15.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.29%) MySQL
3 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (21.46%) Finance
2 11 (4.72%) Retail
3 9 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.00%) Banking
5 5 (2.15%) Games
6 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.29%) Back Office
7 3 (1.29%) Publishing
7 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.29%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
8 2 (0.86%) Electronics
8 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (40.34%) Network Engineer
2 41 (17.60%) Consultant
3 37 (15.88%) Network Specialist
4 32 (13.73%) Network Security Specialist
4 32 (13.73%) Security Specialist
5 31 (13.30%) Network Consultant
6 18 (7.73%) Architect
7 17 (7.30%) Firewall Consultant
8 14 (6.01%) Analyst
9 13 (5.58%) Network Architect
10 12 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.29%) Network Security Consultant
12 8 (3.43%) Security Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.00%) Support Engineer
13 7 (3.00%) Network Support
14 6 (2.58%) Network Support Engineer
14 6 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (2.58%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.44%) Rendezvous
2 18 (7.73%) CSS
3 7 (3.00%) Web Services
4 6 (2.58%) Middleware
5 3 (1.29%) Java EE
5 3 (1.29%) JSON
5 3 (1.29%) SOAP
5 3 (1.29%) XSD
5 3 (1.29%) WSDL
5 3 (1.29%) REST
6 1 (0.43%) JMS
6 1 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.46%) Data Centre
2 48 (20.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 32 (13.73%) Thin Client
3 32 (13.73%) Fat Client
4 30 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (9.87%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.43%) User Experience
7 7 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.15%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.72%) Online Games
9 4 (1.72%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.29%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.86%) PKI
11 2 (0.86%) DTV
11 2 (0.86%) Clustering
11 2 (0.86%) CESG
11 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.31%) Linux
2 20 (8.58%) Windows
3 15 (6.44%) UNIX
4 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.72%) Debian
5 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Android
7 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.49%) Load Balancing
2 57 (24.46%) ITIL
3 54 (23.18%) E-Commerce
4 46 (19.74%) Service Management
5 38 (16.31%) Network Architecture
6 31 (13.30%) Change Management
7 25 (10.73%) Network Design
8 24 (10.30%) Mentoring
8 24 (10.30%) DDoS Mitigation
9 18 (7.73%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (6.44%) Network Management
11 14 (6.01%) Line Management
12 13 (5.58%) Incident Management
13 12 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (4.72%) Service Delivery
15 10 (4.29%) WAN Optimisation
16 8 (3.43%) Project Management
17 7 (3.00%) Migration
17 7 (3.00%) Scrum
17 7 (3.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.30%) C
2 6 (2.58%) Lisp
3 5 (2.15%) SQL
4 3 (1.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 149 (63.95%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (48.93%) CCNP
3 69 (29.61%) CCSE
4 27 (11.59%) CCIE
5 26 (11.16%) CISSP
6 24 (10.30%) Degree
7 21 (9.01%) CCNA
8 20 (8.58%) Security Cleared
9 14 (6.01%) SC Cleared
10 10 (4.29%) CCSA
11 9 (3.86%) CCDP
12 6 (2.58%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.15%) CCSP
14 4 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.43%) CCDA
15 1 (0.43%) PMP
15 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.43%) JNCIA
15 1 (0.43%) HP ASE
15 1 (0.43%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.87%) SLA
2 8 (3.43%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.86%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 56 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.30%) XenServer
3 14 (6.01%) vSphere
4 5 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.15%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.29%) vCloud
6 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.86%) Squid
7 2 (0.86%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.43%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.01%) RANCID
2 13 (5.58%) OPNET
3 8 (3.43%) CiscoWorks
4 7 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.72%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.29%) Puppet
7 2 (0.86%) OpenView
7 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) SCCM
8 1 (0.43%) SCOM
8 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 233 (100.00%) F5
2 209 (89.70%) Cisco
3 154 (66.09%) CheckPoint
4 114 (48.93%) Blue Coat
5 113 (48.50%) Juniper
6 76 (32.62%) VMware
7 66 (28.33%) Infoblox
8 64 (27.47%) Citrix
9 61 (26.18%) SolarWinds
10 44 (18.88%) HP
11 37 (15.88%) TippingPoint
12 35 (15.02%) Imperva
13 26 (11.16%) NetScout
14 24 (10.30%) Bloomberg
14 24 (10.30%) BMC
14 24 (10.30%) Tufin
14 24 (10.30%) LogLogic
14 24 (10.30%) Lancope
15 22 (9.44%) TIBCO
16 21 (9.01%) McAfee
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